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Castel Sant'Elmo

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Address: Via Tito Angelini 20, 80129, Naples, Italy
Phone Number: 081 22 94 401
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Escape the heat & enjoy the view

This place is all about the view as there isn't much to see within the castle walls although it's pretty amazing how it's been built . Vomero is worth a walk around after as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
peter b
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is all about the view as there isn't much to see within the castle walls although it's pretty amazing how it's been built . Vomero is worth a walk around after as well with its attractive buildings , bars & shops.

Thank peter b
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There isn't a huge amount to see within the castle but it is well worth taking a walk round the ramparts just for the fantastic views in all directions over the city and beyond. Pick a clear day for great pictures of Vesuvius.

Thank ricard2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the perfect place to see the whole Naples and the bay. It's simply amazing. I recommend to spend here few hours and visit also the church of San Martino.

Thank Giuseppe V
Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to this historic site. Take the funicular and it is then only a short walk. Stunning views from the castle and the road. A must see in quiet a quiet area of Naples, which is unusual. Put this on your list...

Thank nonnacookbooker
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to go on a clear day as you'll see all the way to Vesuvius and the islands outside Naples. The castle itself is impressive, but there wasn't that much of it to see or visit. Go there more for the views, you see all of the city from up there!

Thank André L
Cobh, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last week we just passed through Naples so I only can rate the castle for its outside view but I loved it so much so I decided to write a review anyway. Its a beautiful castle just in the heart of Naples and leaves a great impression. Next time we have to stop by to get in for sure.

Thank Tienchen79
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of four adults went for a visit during July to Naples. We took the funicular to the top of the mountain, which was free for us because we had an arte card. The arte card allows you to go into three museums and/or other buildings like the palace for free, or if you are under 25 (like me)... More 

Thank 414Laura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castel Sant'Elmo is a fortress on the highest peak overlooking and inside of Naples. It can be reached by hiking a steep hike from the port, or by taking the Convalida (funicular) for 1 Euro up the hill. Once you ride the funicular up the hill, you will still need to hike up the back side to the Castle/Fortress for... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went up the hill on the funicular to see the views from the castle. about 5 euro entry to see the views, but there is a nice little view point from just down the road which is free.

Thank Darkerboar
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sant'Elmo is hidden treasure above the city. It is easy to reach using funicular from the centre and then walking approximately 600 metres. Castle itself is impressing - eventhough it is weird that most spaces are offices. There isn't for example any cafe around. The views are spectacular over the bay.

Thank PetriKoo

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